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Hugh Baird College recognised with LGBT+ Award for creating a safe and supportive environment

Hugh Baird College and University Centre are proud to announce that they have been awarded the full Rainbow Flag Award in recognition of their LGBT+ inclusion work.

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for educational providers.

The award focuses on positive LGBT+ inclusion and visibility.

To receive the award, the College was required to provide evidence of its work in six crucial areas: skilled teacher, supportive parents and governors, effective policies, an inclusive curriculum, pastoral support, and student’s voice.

Recent examples of the College’s LGBT+ inclusion efforts include the addition of LGBT+ awareness sessions, the celebration of LGBT+ events and the provision of pastoral care for LGBT+ students through the College’s student support team.

Janine Hopewell, Health & Wellbeing Co-Ordinator said:

“We are truly humbled to have attained the Rainbow Flag Award through The Proud Trust. The journey has helped our College in creating a dynamic environment that celebrates LGBT+ inclusion and visibility. However, our work continues as we strive to maintain a safe and happy environment for everyone who works and studies at Hugh Baird College.”

“As an LGBT+ student I feel that the college is doing everything to ensure we feel celebrated, and safe to be ourselves.”- Hugh Baird College student

Those wishing to find out more about the College’s LGBT+ commitment and community, can do so via their website at